• DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS

    Posted on April 17th, 2017

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    Interactive Map: Sierra Nevadas

    Interactive maps can use data to create physical manifestations of something that might seem abstract at first. The New York Times took data gathered by NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory to create interactive maps that show the current state of the drought in the Sierra Nevada mountains. They used NASA’s data to compare the snow that accumulated […]

  • VIDEO

    Posted on February 3rd, 2017

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    Video: Change One Habit to Change Everything

    The New York Times video, Change One Habit to Change Everything, is proof that strong art direction can elevate a story and increase viewer engagement. The video tells the story of C.E.O. reversing the fortunes of a struggling aluminum company by focusing on worker safety. This story serves to demonstrate how changing one habit can […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on January 25th, 2017

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    Data Visualization: Plotting Emotion

    Data visualizations can help us identify and understand relationships with data, even when the data collected is an emotion. On Inauguration Day, Vox created a poll asking readers how they felt about the incoming president. After submitting five emotions, a two-by-two matrix plotted the collective of emotions by their level of happiness and intensity. The […]

  • AUDIO

    Posted on January 17th, 2017

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    Audio: Contribute II

    It is imperative to consider sound when planning a multimedia production. Whether it be an audio slideshow, documentary or interactive narrative, research has found that audio is one of the most intimate forms of media. Though humans are hardwired to look for visuals and interactive elements, audio requires users to draw on memories and their […]

  • PHOTOJOURNALISM

    Posted on November 15th, 2016

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    Photographing the Pope From a Different Vantage Point

    Photography is a powerful medium that can capture a scene and provide emotional resonance that words cannot capture. Excellent photojournalism requires research, planning and a keen eye for distinguishing the shots that best capture a moment. When the Pope visited the United States in 2015, Tobias Hutzler, renowned for his wide-angle, long-lens photography took a […]

  • INFOGRAPHICS

    Posted on November 8th, 2016

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    Information Graphic: What Time Will the Polls Close?

    Tuesday November 8th is election day, and polls begin closing across the county at 6 p.m. Eastern time in parts of Indiana and Kentucky. However, voting across the county concludes at 1 a.m. Eastern time on the western islands of Alaska. The New York Times, created a simple yet effective graphic that maps when polls […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on October 31st, 2016

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    Data Visualization: The Complete History Of The NFL

    Sports fans are always debating which team is the greatest of all time. At FiveThirtyEight, an interactive data visualization examines the history of the National Football League using an Elo rating, which is a simple measure of strength based on game-by-game results. This allows viewers to quickly examine over 30,000 ratings and evaluate how each team […]

  • AUDIO, PACKAGES

    Posted on October 20th, 2016

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    Using Audio to Create Atmoshphere

    While pictures capture a scene and draw our attention, the use of audio in multimedia storytelling creates a visceral sensation that immerses users in the narrative. In the online interactive story Firestorm, The Guardian tells the personal story of the Holmes family and their encounter with a devastating bushfire in Tasmania. The package comprised of […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS

    Posted on September 28th, 2016

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    Interactive Map: How Fast is Los Angeles Fire Department?

    Interactive maps are powerful tools in a visual journalist’s repertoire because they can simultaneously present data and geographic information. In the interactive map, How fast is the LAFD where you live? The Los Angeles Times analyzed more than a million runs by the fire department over a five-year span. The graphic compares the runtime of fire […]

  • VIDEO

    Posted on September 21st, 2016

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    Virtual Reality and 360 Degree Videos

    Virtual reality and 360 degree video allows journalists to tell stories in dramatic ways. This new medium immerses viewers by placing them in the middle of a story as it unfolds. Viewers can travel to a vast array of environments and even have the freedom explore their surroundings. The Associated Press has a dedicated section […]

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